Monthly Archives: June 2011

More Dove Chocolate Bracelets

I am having a lot of fun making jewelry out of Dove chocolate silky smooth promises wrappers!  Dove Dark chocolates are still my faves but the others come in such pretty colors! :)

So far I have made bracelets in the Blue “Milk Chocolate” and the Purple “Almond Dark Chocolate” wrappers.  I plan to make something with the Pink “Raspberry & Dark Chocolate Swirl” and the “Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate” next.

These are made with Vintaj Natural Brass altered blanks, bezels, and findings.  I used Susan Lenart Kazmer Ice Resin on many of the charms.

Here is my Blue bracelet:


Here is the Purple charm bracelet:



Here is another Red dark chocolate one:


Here are the newest earrings I made:


Happy designing!

Stickles Portrait

I wanted to switch gears and do something different than jewelry design so, I made one of my “Stickles Potraits” of a friends dog to give her as a gift.

I thought I would share how I make these portraits.

First I draw the image on the board.


I apply various paints to color in the basic areas (not adding much detail).


Then I add the detail with stickles glitter glue by Ranger.   I work on the left side first and work towards the right.  If I try to work on the right while still working on the left I will invariably put my arm, hand, or elbow into the wet stickles.


The finished project:


Products used:

Claudine Helmuth‘s studio paints and brushes by Ranger.

Inkssentials™ Craft Bucket

Adirondack® Acrylic Paint Dabbers

Stickles™ Glitter Glue

Happy designing – or in this case, creating!

Fantastic giveaway on Andrew Thornton’s blog

Andrew Thornton is doing something super special today!  He is having a “Post Bead&Button Show” giveaway!
The lucky winner receive a wonderful stash of beading components from more nine different artists.

These artists are some big names in the jewelry- making industry!
*Green Girl Studios
*Diane Hawkey
*Pam Wynn and Heather Wynn-Millican
*Susan Lenart Kazmer
*Raven’s Journey
*Lisa Peters Art
*Earthenwood Studio
*Amazing Porcelain

Head on over to Andrew Thornton’s blog and post your comment – I did!

Winner will be chosen Monday (June 20th) at midnight EST

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